Prestige College Douala: Parents join teachers to ask for unpaid salaries

Parents join teachers to ask for unpaid salaries from Proprietor of Prestige Bilingual Nursery and Primary School Douala.

Parents whose children are attending Prestige Bilingual Nursery and Primary School in the Logbessou neighbourhood of the Douala 5 municipality went on rampage yesterday 23rd May 2017 in front of the institution calling on the school authorities to pay salaries of their teachers who have stopped teaching their children for several weeks now. The teachers are demanding 3 months of unpaid salary.

After blocking the entrance into the Primary and Nursery School the parents of the pupils brandished placards bearing messages calling for the payment of teachers.

According to the angry parents, their children have not been receiving adequate lectures for the past 2 months.

“We are very disappointed with the management of this school. Our children have not been learning for the past 2 months now. My children are at home since Monday because nothing is going on in school. This has to stop. We want the teachers paid to the last Franc so that learning can continue again.” says a disappointed parent.

Reports say a previous negotiation between the angry teachers and the school management seems to have ended in a deadlock, reasons why the teachers decided to send the pupils back home to the surprise of their parents.

However, a meeting has been fixed for today Wednesday between the proprietor and the angry teachers alongside the commander of the 4th central police station Logbessou to try and resolve the problem for the children and teachers to go back to the classroom for the final term of the academic year.

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